I haven't seen anyone with your background (that is on your profile) get selected either, maybe your co-workers had other items in their background? The ones I often saw backgrounds on were more maintenance oriented, maybe more certs will help, but it is an 8% selection so many very qualified people don't get selected.3 of my former coworkers, all AW/SAR, UAV contractors with similar degrees have been selected for both AEDO and AMDO over the past 4 years. All the NRP officers I interviewed with said UAV experience is hard to find and one of the larger needs of the navy at the moment. I should also add into my 'info page' my experience through all the 8 years of UAVs I was chief maintenance technician as well. I do appreciate your input and will continue to get certs and other items to better fit the role.